Bluegrass Care Navigators


Bluegrass Care Navigators (previously Hospice of the Bluegrass) is a nationally respected organization which provides care for the seriously ill. Having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978 through hospice services, the company serves approximately 850 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky.

Our services include:

  • Bluegrass Extra Care – a private pay service offering personalized home care
  • Bluegrass Home Primary Care - comprehensive, ongoing expert care for the "home-limited"
  • Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care - engaging day program for adults with physical or intellectual limitations
  • Bluegrass Transitional Care – help with hospital to home
  • Bluegrass Palliative Care – pain and symptom relief
  • Bluegrass Hospice Care – expert care for the final months of life
  • Bluegrass Grief Care – support through anticipatory grief and bereavement

Bluegrass Care Navigators operates a 12-bed hospice in-patient unit in Lexington at Saint Joseph Hospital, a 10-bed in-patient unit in Lexington at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, a 6-bed stand-alone unit in Eastern Kentucky and offers services located within partner health systems and facilities in KY. The agency also provides hospice services to patients at Baptist Health Lexington.


Awards

  • Bluegrass Care Navigators has been consistently recognized as a program of excellence.
  • The American Hospital Association presented the 2017 Circle of Life Award™ “for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life”. Bluegrass Care Navigators is the only repeat honoree in the history of the award. 
  • Modern Healthcare has honored Bluegrass Care Navigators, naming it one of its “Best Places to Work” in 2017 and 2018.

The annual national award from Modern Healthcare recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. The award is based on employees’ input about the agency and its goals, and honors health care workplaces that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. 

Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Sep 25, 2020
Hospice RN - Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators - Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Sign-on and referral bonuses Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications:One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Florence, SC, USA
Sep 25, 2020
LPN - Full-time, Days Bluegrass Care Navigators – Florence, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Referral bonuses Opportunities for advancement Position Qualifications: Graduate of accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program. Two year’s nursing experience in Community health/Hospice, medical/surgical, or long term care s preferred. Active KY state LPN license Current driver's license and auto liability coverage Negative TB skin test, pre-employment physician’s health clearance Summary of Job Responsibilities: The LPN provides nursing care to the patient as prescribed by the physician and on compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and with the agency's policies and procedures. Position...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Florence, SC, USA
Sep 23, 2020
Hospice RN - Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators - Florence, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications:One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other life experiences and interest in working in hospice field. Active KY state RN license Negative...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Florence, SC, USA
Sep 23, 2020
LPN - Full-time, Days Bluegrass Care Navigators – Florence, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Referral bonuses Opportunities for advancement Position Qualifications: Graduate of accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program. Two year’s nursing experience in Community health/Hospice, medical/surgical, or long term care s preferred. Active KY state LPN license Current driver's license and auto liability coverage Negative TB skin test, pre-employment physician’s health clearance Summary of Job Responsibilities: The LPN provides nursing care to the patient as prescribed by the physician and on compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and with the agency's policies and procedures. At...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Sep 23, 2020
CNA- Full-time, Day Shift, Home Care Team Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. As a certified nurse aide, you will work with teammates on the interdisciplinary home care team, allowing you to combine your skills with your passion of providing personalized, compassionate end-of-life care. Why This Position is Right For YOU: Small patient case loads and the ability to manage your time with each patient according to their individual care needs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule allows you to balance a nursing career and life Excellent benefits and sign on bonus for qualified, successful candidates (terms and conditions apply) Coworkers who share your joy in providing compassionate care for patients and families facing a serious illness The opportunity to develop your career through hospice care and other nursing...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Sep 18, 2020
Respiratory Therapist/DME Office Manager - Full-time, Day Shift Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. QUALIFICATIONS CRT or RRT licensed in the state of Kentucky. Graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)....
Bluegrass Care Navigators Barbourville, KY, USA
Sep 18, 2020
Hospice RN - Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators - Barbourville, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Sign-on and referral bonuses Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications:One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Cynthiana, KY 41031, USA
Sep 18, 2020
Hospice RN - Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators - Cynthiana, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Sign-on and referral bonuses Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications:One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Sep 18, 2020
RN-PRN, Night-shift, Inpatient Hospice Unit Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY $4.00 shift differential Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Our patients who are admitted to the hospice care center need assistance with symptoms severe enough that they cannot be managed at home. Inpatient hospice care involves expert symptom management for these patients in a homelike hospital setting, providing round-the-clock medical and nursing care to manage end-of-life symptoms and needs. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Sign-on and referral bonuses Shift differential FREE parking to all Inpatient Staff Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Cynthiana, KY 41031, USA
Sep 18, 2020
CNA- Full-time, Day Shift, Home Care Team Bluegrass Care Navigators – Cynthiana, KY Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. As a certified nurse aide, you will work with teammates on the interdisciplinary home care team, allowing you to combine your skills with your passion of providing personalized, compassionate end-of-life care. Why This Position is Right For YOU: Small patient case loads and the ability to manage your time with each patient according to their individual care needs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule allows you to balance a nursing career and life Excellent benefits and sign on bonus for qualified, successful candidates (terms and conditions apply) Coworkers who share your joy in providing compassionate care for patients and families facing a serious illness The opportunity to develop your career through hospice care and other nursing...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Sep 18, 2020
Certified Nursing Assistant - Full-Time (Bluegrass Hospice Care Center) Night Shift - 7pm-7:30am Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Our patients who are admitted to the hospice care center need assistance with symptoms severe enough that they cannot be managed at home. Inpatient hospice care involves expert symptom management for these patients in a homelike hospital setting, providing round-the-clock medical and nursing care to manage end-of-life symptoms and needs. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Shift differential Referral bonuses FREE parking to all Inpatient Staff Opportunities for advancement Join our...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Sep 11, 2020
RN-Full-time, Night-shift, Inpatient Hospice Unit Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY $10,000 Sign On Bonus Available $4.00 shift differential Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Our patients who are admitted to the hospice care center need assistance with symptoms severe enough that they cannot be managed at home. Inpatient hospice care involves expert symptom management for these patients in a homelike hospital setting, providing round-the-clock medical and nursing care to manage end-of-life symptoms and needs. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Sign-on and referral bonuses Shift differential FREE parking to all Inpatient Staff Opportunities for...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Sep 04, 2020
Project Nurse Supervisor - Full-Time - KY HEALing Communities Study Bluegrass Care Navigators - Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. QUALIFICATIONS Is a graduate of an accredited school of professional (registered) nurses, BSN preferred, experience with human subjects research preferred. Is currently...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Sep 02, 2020
Philanthropy Data Specialist – Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. QUALIFICATIONS High school graduate or GED with two years of clerical experience. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office system. Experience with Data Entry. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or other donor database...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Hazard, KY, USA
Aug 31, 2020
Certified Nursing Assistant - PRN Bluegrass Care Navigators – Hazard, KY Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Our patients who are admitted to the hospice care center need assistance with symptoms severe enough that they cannot be managed at home. Inpatient hospice care involves expert symptom management for these patients in a homelike hospital setting, providing round-the-clock medical and nursing care to manage end-of-life symptoms and needs. Position Qualifications: One year experience in hospital or nursing home setting. Proof of completion of recognized CNA training program. Is at least 18 years of age and is a high school graduate or equivalent. Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Has...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Aug 26, 2020
Administrative Assistant HEALing Communities - Full-Time Bluegrass Transitional Care - Lexington, KY Join our team to be a part of National Institute of Health’s historic HEALing Communities Study, awarded to the University of Kentucky, to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40% in the next 3-years. This position will act as a community navigator for the research study. Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. QUALIFICATIONS GED or High School Diploma; One year certificate from college or technical school; or a...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Aug 26, 2020
Hospice RN - Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators - Frankfort, KY Recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017 Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. Position Qualifications: One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other life experiences and interest in working in hospice field. Active KY state RN license CPR certification, negative TB skin test, pre-employment physician’s health clearance Summary of...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Barbourville, KY, USA
Aug 26, 2020
Hospice Chaplain – Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators – Harlan, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. Position Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree or a similar master’s level degree Ordination or equivalent endorsement and in good standing in his/her faith group. At...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Aug 21, 2020
CNA- Full-time, Day Shift, Home Care Team Bluegrass Care Navigators – Frankfort, KY Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. As a certified nurse aide, you will work with teammates on the interdisciplinary home care team, allowing you to combine your skills with your passion of providing personalized, compassionate end-of-life care. Why This Position is Right For YOU: Small patient case loads and the ability to manage your time with each patient according to their individual care needs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule allows you to balance a nursing career and life Excellent benefits and sign on bonus for qualified, successful candidates (terms and conditions apply) Coworkers who share your joy in providing compassionate care for patients and families facing a serious illness The opportunity to develop your career through hospice care and other nursing...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Hazard, KY, USA
Aug 14, 2020
DME Service Technician - PRN Bluegrass Care Navigators – Hazard, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. Position Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a current Kentucky driver’s license, with at least two years of full-time verifiable...